Denver Broncos: 3 surprising stats through first five games

Denver Broncos WR #81 Tim Patrick. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
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Sep 15, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles (72) greets Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack (52) after the game at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

The Denver Broncos sit at 2-3 entering Week 7 of the NFL season.

It has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for the Broncos to this point. The team has dealt with a slew of injuries, postponed games and mixed results, but if it can somehow defeat the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday, the arrow will be pointing way up.

It has been difficult to decide what kind of team the Broncos have this year. They should have beaten a still undefeated Tennessee Titans team in the season opener but looked absolutely horrible against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and had to fend off a still winless New York Jets squad.

They then won a game against the New England Patriots at Foxborough for the first time in nearly 15 years but managed to score by way of field goals only in the game. One would like to believe the team is good, but there are plenty of reasons to be apprehensive. By the same token, if the team is perceived as being poor, there are plenty of things to point to as a way of debating that.

As things currently stand, the Broncos are 2-3 and still well behind the Chiefs in the race for the AFC West division.

The result of that game could go a long way in deciding just how good this team is, but as difficult as that has been to figure out through five games, there are also a few statistics that few would have predicted to this point in the season.